Photograph some flowers this week and create some beautiful images

red rose

So its that in between season here in Canada... winter is ending, yet the cold remains and there are still no signs of spring flowers here in Ontario.

While there are awesome photographic opportunities outside... wildlife, landscapes, atmospheric fog, etc... most people tend to hibernate at this time of year and lose their creative flair and only take the camera out for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter...

Here is an idea... go to the local flower shop or grocery store and grab a bouquet of flowers... give them to your spouse or significant other and tell them you love them... that just might get the creative juices flowing later when you go to bed... nudge nudge, wink wink... but that's for a whole other type of blog... LOL

After the flowers are in the vase, grab a few and take some photos of the flowers... with a solid background so that the flowers pop.

You can take some macro shots, try selective focus, play around with your editing software... the opportunities are endless...

Oh... and to add a little bit of pop to the photos... grab a spray bottle and give the flower a few squeezes of the water bottle...

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com